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The IT Senior Auditor for ICFR (Internal Control over Financial Reporting) will be responsible for the execution of Farmers Annual testing compliance plan for compliance with Zurich Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements and compliance with the NAIC Model Audit Rule (MAR) internal control certifications. This role specifically will include the assessment of the design and operating effectiveness of the Farmers control environment across all functions of Farmers. This role will be the lead interface with leadership teams of business units and may perform special projects as needed.
Essential Job Functions
Executes SOX/MAR and compliance engagements and monitors multiple portfolios of control testing activities, including the quality of work performed, timely completion, and communication with the business on issues or improvement actions. Assesses design and operating effectives for controls in scope for SOX/MAR Compliance under ICFR and Zurich SOX/ICFR guidelines. Assesses design and operating effectiveness of operation and compliance control under ICFR guidelines and procedures. Performs deficiency assessments and assist the business units with remediation plans. Maintains a solid understanding of the Internal Audit, Compliance and Accounting industry and applies the ICFR and Group SOX Standards in all work performed. Partners with IT, GIS, Internal Audit IT, Risk Management IT, and Compliance IT by assisting in analyzing IT risks and the on boarding/off boarding of applications. Prepares ICFR documentation including technical memos, workpapers and reports where needed. Coordinates with External Auditors, Regulators for Financial Statement audits and Financial Exams on areas in scope for internal audit, financial statement audits or external exams including sharing of testing results, reports etc to promote audit efficiency. Participates in special projects at the direction of Finance Leadership. Identifies risk and develops/maintains the ICFR Control Universe.
The following are standard requirements for all positions. When applicable, some positions may have additional requirements essential to a specific job. This position operates in an open office working environment which will include normal and customary distractions, noise, and interruptions. Sits or stands for extended periods of time, up to a full work shift. Occasionally reaches overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping. Occasionally moves, lifts, carries, and places objects and supplies weighing 0-10 pounds without assistance. Listens to, interprets, and differentiates auditory information (e.g. others speaking) at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Visually verifies and reads information. Visually locates material, resources and other objects. Ability to continuously operate a computer for extended periods of time, up to a full work shift. Physical dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms, and shoulders repetitively to operate keyboard and other office equipment up to a full work shift.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred in Accounting, Finance Business or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or other comparable designation preferred.
Minimum four years experience in IT auditing and CISA is required; experience in a big four or national CPA firm preferred.
Special Skill Requirement
Strong analytical skills Strong PC proficiency Strong oral and written communication skills Strong project management skills Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of leadership Strong conflict resolution skills Strong understanding of financial accounting, internal control over financial reporting (ICFR)
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